Hot on the heels of his neat noir debut, Empire State, author Adam Christopher returns with a winningly widescreen story about the fine line between right and wrong, and though Seven Wonders is a little lacking in terms of character and narrative, its action is excellent, and the sense of pure exuberance pervading this pulpy morality play proves persuasive.
Heroes and villains abound in Christopher’s new book, and it isn’t always easy to tell the usual suspects apart — not for us, nor indeed for them. Take Tony Prosdocimi, whose lifelong career in retail has left him exactly as satisfied as you’d imagine. To make matters worse, one day he wakes up with the first in a time-tested onslaught of superpowers.
You must be wondering, why worse? Who wouldn’t want to be able to bend steel without breaking a sweat? Consider, then, that old adage: with great power comes — you guessed it — great responsibility, and Tony... Tony isn’t exactly into that. Furthermore, he doesn’t have the slightest clue how to control his inexplicable new abilities, so this strange development is as nerve-wracking as it is awesome with a capital AWESOME.